Speakers

2017 Speakers

Eddie Wilson – Emcee

Eddie Wilson – Emcee

President, Affinity Enterprise Group

Nema Daghbandan, ESQ.

Nema Daghbandan, ESQ.

Partner, Geraci Law Firm

Anthony F. Geraci, ESQ.

Anthony F. Geraci, ESQ.

Managing Shareholder, Geraci Law Firm

Jonathan Hornik

Jonathan Hornik

Founding Partner, Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Roca

Kevin S. Kim, ESQ.

Kevin S. Kim, ESQ.

Senior Associate, Geraci Law Firm

Alex McNair

Alex McNair

Director of Lender Finance, Lima One Capital

Cortney Newmans

Cortney Newmans

Director of Business Development, Lima One Capital

Jeffrey Tesch

Jeffrey Tesch

Managing Director, RCN Capital

John S. Warren

John S. Warren

Founder & CEO, Lima One Capital

Shawn Woedl

Shawn Woedl

Vice President, National Real Estate Insurance Group

Highlighted Speakers

Eddie Wilson – Emcee

Eddie Wilson – Emcee

President, Affinity Enterprise Group

Wilson graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in broadcast sales and marketing. He also studied marketing at Georgia Tech and business management at Emory University. He is most known for elevating a talk radio station in Atlanta to the level of “Most Listened to Station in the World” (Radio and Records Magazine, 2002). He has owned his own advertising agency and worked with clients including Pepsi, P&G, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Mall America. He is now the president of AEG Corporation and speaks at venues across the country including well-known universities on topics such as branding, marketing, and innovation in business.
affinityenterprisegroup.com

Nema Daghbandan, ESQ.

Nema Daghbandan, ESQ.

Partner, Geraci Law Firm

Daghbandan’s practice encompasses all facets of real estate transactions. He represents lenders, brokers, all aspects of loan documents for commercial, residential, construction, multi-family, servicing agreements, spread agreements, assignments (of all types), leases, lien releases, procurement agreements, inter-creditor agreements and subordination agreements throughout the country. Daghbandan also leads the firm’s non-judicial foreclosure practice and advises clients on all default related matters. He has closed hundreds of millions of dollars in loans throughout the country.
Geraci Law Firm

Anthony F. Geraci, ESQ.

Anthony F. Geraci, ESQ.

Managing Shareholder, Geraci Law Firm

Geraci is the managing partner of Geraci Law Firm, partner of the real estate finance and corporate securities sections of the firm. He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law. Geraci has authored numerous articles about real estate finance and securities. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.
Geraci’s corporate practice focuses on acquisitions, sales and reorganizations, venture capital transactions, securities including numerous public and private offerings with an aggregate offering of over $10 billion, broad-based tax planning including real estate development and financing, real estate acquisition and exchanges as well as preparation of loan documentation for lenders. Geraci is a prolific speaker and has spoken at several conferences discussing hard money mortgage pools and private equity offerings.
Geraci Law Firm

Jonathan Hornik

Jonathan Hornik

Founding Partner, Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Roca

Jonathan Hornik is a founding partner in the law firm of Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha (LHRG&B) where he serves as co-chair of the Real Estate and Finance Department. His practice concentrates in the financing, investment and acquisition, and generation of mortgages, mortgage pools as well as other real estate and commercial transactions.
Hornik has successfully handled many significant financing, real estate and other corporate transactions throughout his career. He advises his clients in all aspects of transactional real estate and corporate matters, to include private placement memorandums, subscription agreements, limited liability companies, acquisition and disposition of properties, businesses and other assets, operation and financing of projects, stock and asset purchases, institutional investments, credit facilities, joint ventures, partnerships, commercial lending and leasing. Hornik developed specific expertise in workouts, the restructuring of loan transactions, advising clients on the restructuring and disposition of loans and distressed real estate in and out of the foreclosure process. Prior to joining LHRG&B as partner, Hornik was vice president and general counsel of one of the nation’s largest direct private lenders. He is an acknowledged expert in deal structuring and negotiation. LHRG&B is a business oriented full service Wall Street law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey.
LHRGB

Kevin S. Kim, ESQ.

Kevin S. Kim, ESQ.

Senior Associate, Geraci Law Firm

Kim is an experienced corporate and securities law attorney with the Geraci Law Firm, a law firm dedicated to providing reliable and innovative legal solutions. Kim focuses his practice on real estate matters, specializing in private placements and other alternative investments for private lenders, real estate developers and other real estate entrepreneurs. His work includes ensuring clients are compliant with the applicable securities laws, structuring strategic partnerships and creating innovative solutions. Kim’s securities and corporate practice also includes preparing complex private and public securities offerings for alternative investment platforms for clients throughout the United States and abroad.
Geraci Law Firm

Alex McNair

Alex McNair

Director of Lender Finance, Lima One Capital

AMcNair has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and financial services industries. He began his career with roles in business development, leasing and sales for both the Paragon Group, Inc. and The Bissell Companies in Charlotte, North Carolina. After completing business school in 1996 he joined Carolina Securities, a NC based investment banking firm. There he managed private debt and equity placements for clients across the country. Prior to joining Lima One, McNair served for 15 years in various sales and leadership roles Marsh & McLennan Companies as a specialist in their real estate and financial services practices. McNair holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the McColl School of Business. He leads Lima One Capital LLC’s Correspondent Lending operations and is based in the company’s Greenville, South Carolina headquarters.
Lima One Capital

Cortney Newmans

Cortney Newmans

Director of Business Development, Lima One Capital

Newmans previously worked in the merchant services industry in outside sales, where he was recognized for being in the top 10 percent of the company’s sales representatives. In 2012 he kicked off his career in real estate with Lima One Capital where he accepted the position as the head of business development in Atlanta. Newmans was promoted to director of business development for Lima One Capital in 2014. He heads up the territory expansion for sales into 44 new states and over 75 new markets.
Hes an active real estate investor himself, focusing on buying fixing, and selling of homes. Newmans is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a double major in Consumer Economics and Real Estate.
Lima One Capital

Jeffrey Tesch

Jeffrey Tesch

Managing Director, RCN Capital

Tesch is responsible for the day-to-day operations of RCN Capital LLC, to include sales growth initiatives, underwriting review with compliance oversight and leadership of senior level strategic planning. Joining the company in 2010, Tesch led efforts to develop a national brand in private lending with the best practices and transparent products for a diverse customer base. Since RCN’s inception, he has personally underwritten over 1,630 loans and overseen more than $335 million in originations. Tesch’s previous real estate experience was as an investor in both commercial and residential properties, ranging from single family homes to commercial retail centers. Jeff currently serves as a member of the American Association of Private Lenders’ (AAPL) Ethics Advisory Committee.
RCN Capital

John S. Warren

John S. Warren

Founder & CEO, Lima One Capital

Warren is the founder and CEO of Lima One Capital, a national lender for residential real estate investors specializing in financing of fix-and-flip projects and rental properties. He was a principal in the acquisition and sale of over 1,400 rental properties in Atlanta to Blackstone Group for over $100 million. In a former life, he was a decorated infantry officer in the Marine Corps, leading over 300 combat missions in Iraq. Warren speaks regularly on U.S. foreign policy, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
Lima One Capital

Shawn Woedl

Shawn Woedl

Vice President, National Real Estate Insurance Group

Woedl, the vice president of National Real Estate Insurance Group (NREIG) is an industry-recognized speaker and educator with an emphasis in commercial property. Prior to committing to growing NREIG into the largest and most profitable insurance program in the country, Woedl spent the previous seven years with CORE Insurance Group, specializing in large habitational risks nationwide.
National Real Estate Insurance Group